In 1943 "Paper Doll" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1957 "Silhouettes" by the Diamonds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 Bob Dylan gives his first major concert performance at Carnegie Hall and takes home twenty dollars.
In 1963 The Beatles play a Royal Command performance, inspiring John Lennon to quip, "Those of you in the cheap seats can applaud. The rest of you can rattle your jewelry."
In 1964 Gerry & the Pacemakers, Gene Pitney and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles appear on TV's "Shindig."
In 1967 The Doors' "Strange Days" LP enters the U.S. albums chart.
In 1968 Cream gives their first American concert in Providence, RI.
In 1967 "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "Living In The Past" by Jethro Tull and "Me And Mrs. Jones" byBilly Paul both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1972 "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1974 Elton John releases his "Greatest Hits" album.
In 1976 A phony bomb threat interrupts a Bruce Springsteen show at the New York Palladium.
In 1976 Brian Wilson appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1977 "The Last Waltz," a film documenting the Band's farewell tour opens.
In 1978 Greg Reeves, former bass player for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, sues the group for $1 million in unpaid back royalties.
In 1978 Van Morrison performs on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1978 Boston plays in their hometown of Boston for the first time.
In 1978 "My Life" by Billy Joel and "Take Me To The River" by the Talking Heads both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1978 "You Needed Me" by Anne Murray is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 Hall & Oates' "Private Eyes" album is certified gold.
In 1982 Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth have a baby boy, Robert.
In 1986 Tammy Wynette enters the Betty Ford clinic seeking to break her addiction to painkillers.
In 1989 "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1989 "Listen To Your Heart" by Roxette is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Sam and Dave, Booker T. & The MG's, the Yardbirds and the Isley Brothers are elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1992 Elton John and songwriting partner Bernie Taupin sign a $39 million publishing contract with Warner-Chappell music.
In 1993 The Sunday Mirror is ordered to pay Elton John $518,700 for a false report about his diet.
In 1993 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett.
In 1996 Melissa Etheridge and partner Julie Cypher appear on the cover of Newsweek promoting an article on gay parents.
In 1997 The Spice Girls' single "Spice Up Your Life" and Shania Twain's album "Come On Over" are both released.
In 1997 Queen's greatest hits album "Queen Rocks" and "The Very Best of Sting and the Police" are both released.
In 1998 Maria Carey's album "Ones" is released.
In 1998 The albums "...Hits" by Phil Collins, "John Mellencamp" by John Mellencamp and "Globe Sessions" by Sheryl Crow are certified gold.
In 1998 Natalie Imbruglia's album "Left Of The Middle" goes double platinum, while 'N Sync's self-titled CD goes triple platinum.
In 1999 Lead singer Gary Cherone announces he would leave Van Halen. He had replaced Sammy Hagar in 1996 after a stint with Extreme.
In 2001 Michael Jackson's album "Invincible" tops the UK albums chart, earning him his 7th British #1 album.